A day after Aaron Rodgers spoke publicly about his ongoing feud with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, suggesting he objects to the present entrance workplace’s “philosophy,” declining to disclaim stories that he desires out and acknowledging his willful absence from staff OTAs, it seems the star quarterback is not the one Packer set to stir the pot this spring. In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, high extensive receiver Davante Adams — and 4 of Inexperienced Bay’s different high cross catchers — joined Rodgers in skipping OTAs on Tuesday.
Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Devin Funchess and Equanimeous St. Brown have been all no-shows at the beginning of this week’s voluntary program, per Schefter. Whereas no veterans are required to attend the earliest OTAs, it is not widespread for mainly a whole place group to sit down out, not to mention on the identical day the staff’s MVP QB can be absent. Adams and Co. failing to attend Tuesday left stand-in QB Jordan Love, Inexperienced Bay’s 2020 first-round choose, “with a makeshift crew,” as Schefter put it. Extra importantly, it might point out Rodgers has teammates prepared to vouch for him in a reported dispute with staff brass.
Adams has already gone on report questioning his personal future in Inexperienced Bay within the occasion Rodgers would not stay with the Packers long run. Not one of the different wideouts have talked extensively about Rodgers’ state of affairs however have presumably been in touch with the QB. Earlier stories have indicated Rodgers even knowledgeable some teammates he would not intend to play for the Packers once more.
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Talking with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne on Monday night time, Rodgers didn’t verify nor deny that he desires to be traded, as has been constantly reported for the reason that 2021 draft. He additionally made some extent to reward his teammates, the Packers’ followers, teaching workers and legacy. He did, nonetheless, all however verify there’s a disconnect between himself and Inexperienced Bay’s entrance workplace.
“It is simply sort of a few philosophy and possibly forgetting it’s concerning the folks that make the factor go. It is about character. It is about tradition. It is about doing the issues the proper method,” Rodgers mentioned. “Lots this was put in movement final 12 months. The wrench was simply sort of throw into it once I gained MVP and performed the best way I performed final 12 months. That is simply sort of the spill out of all that. However, look, it is concerning the folks and that is a very powerful factor. Inexperienced Bay has at all times been concerning the folks.”